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x Carolyn

 

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Happy Watercolor – Love Stampin’ Up! Markers

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How’s your weekend going? I’m back at my Stamping Room after my holidays last week (see photo below) and I’m having a wonderful time prepping for the Stampin’ Up! South Pacific Convention later this month and playing with all of my stamping up goodies.

I made this card using the Happy Watercolor stamp set from the Occasion Catalogue. I wanted to really have fun watercolouring with my Stampin’ Up! Markers and Blender pens. I found the best results using the Stampin’ Up! Watercolour paper – it really is THE best.

If you haven’t played with your Stampin’ Up! Markers in a while you really should – mine have been neglected for far too long.

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We’re really lucky to often travel with 3 other families on camping weekends and holidays. It would be a nightmare with 10 kids and 8 adults if we didn’t have some of the most amazing organisers in our group the world has ever seen. We have an AWESOME time and it’s a dream childhood for all of our kids to spend their holidays free, riding their bikes and hanging out with their best friends.

This last week we camped in the Otway national park in Victoria Australia which was simply stunning. Here we are on a bike ride down to the light house.

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Hope the sun is shining where ever you are today.

x Carolyn

 

 

 

 

A goal realised – Stampin’ Up! Managers Reception Invitation

A wonderful Invitation arrived in the post a few days ago – An Invitation to Stampin’ Up! Australia’s Leadership Day and Managers Reception. Not only was it gob-smakingly beautiful (those folk at Stampin’ Up! really know how to make things so perdy) but it was the realisation of a goal of mine – to be come a Manager in Stampin’ Up! and to attend the Mangers Reception in May 2014…………. and I did it!!

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As some of you might know, since July last year I’ve been on a journey with Stampin’ Up! that continues to astound, challenge and reward me. While I’ve been a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator for 5 years and loved every minute of it,  back in July I decided to really see what I can do with this business and it’s now my main business focus. The first goal I set was becoming Manager and in January I achieved it. Receiving this invitation makes it all feel very real.

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I can’t wait for May!! I’ll make sure to take lots of photos and show you what it’s all about. In the mean time if you would like to reproduce something like this invitation the following products will help you get the look. Click on the product photos and head to my online store to have them shipped directly to you, call me on 0401 857748 or email me direct.

Now……. for the next goal………. earning the Grand Vacation to Hawaii 2015!
Happy stamping my friends,

x Carolyn

Sale-A-Bration ends March 31st

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I love this stamp set – Petal Parade. It’s one of the free sets from the Sale-A-Bration range. I’ve also used the Decorative Dots textured impressions embossing folder .. now this one has grown on me and I’m now I’m seeing so many possibilities.

Today March 31st is the last and final day to get your orders in and receive your FREE Sale-A-Bration products. I can’t believe how quickly time has flown. If you want to make an order and get your hands on the freebies – just email, call 0401 857748 or head to my online store the end of the day (11.30pm) and make an order of $90 worth of products or more.

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x Carolyn

 

 

Occasions Catalogue Shares – Last week for orders

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If you would like to try out all of the Occasions Designer Series Papers, Ribbons and Accessories but can’t afford to buy them all – a Catalogue Share is for you.

  • I order the full amounts and then divide the Papers, ribbons and accessories evenly into 1/4 shares and package up for you.
  • You can purchase just one share or two shares or all three shares.
  • If you want purchase all three shares I’ll include a sample gift of Sale-A-Bration papers & accessories from me too.

DSP Shares (1/4 of each pack – 6” x 12”) $33 each share:

  • Retro Fresh DSP
  • Watercolor Wonder DSP
  • Kaleidoscope DSP
  • High Tide DSP
  • Fresh Prints DSP Paper Stack
  • Fancy Foil Designer Vellum Silver
  • Fancy Foil Designer Vellum Gold

Accessories Shares (1/4 shares of each pack) $14 each share:

  • Essentials Wooden Elements
  • Mini Metallic Clothes Pins
  • Basic Metal Buttons
  • Designer Note Cards

Ribbon Shares (1/4 of each spool) $17 each share:

  • Gold Sequin Trim
  • Bakers Twin Gold
  • Bakers Twin Silver
  • Natural Chevron Ribbon 5/8”
  • Pacific Point Grosgrain 1 ¼”
  • Summer Starfruit Grosgrain 1 ¼”

Like to join in?

  • All Share payments must be received by February 21st.
  • Payments can be made by Direct Deposit or Cash.
  • Postage & Handling 5% from Stampin’ Up! is included in the share price.
  • Postage on to you is a further $8 for 2 shares or $13.50 for all 3 Share Packs.

Email me for payment details or if you have any questions. 

Occasions Catalogue Shares

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If you would like to try out all of the Occasions Designer Series Papers, Ribbons and Accessories but can’t afford to buy them all – a Catalogue Share is for you.

  • I order the full amounts and then divide the Papers, ribbons and accessories evenly into 1/4 shares and package up for you.
  • You can purchase just one share or two shares or all three shares.
  • If you want purchase all three shares I’ll include a sample gift of Sale-A-Bration papers & accessories from me too.

DSP Shares (1/4 of each pack – 6” x 12”) $33 each share:

  • Retro Fresh DSP
  • Watercolor Wonder DSP
  • Kaleidoscope DSP
  • High Tide DSP
  • Fresh Prints DSP Paper Stack
  • Fancy Foil Designer Vellum Silver
  • Fancy Foil Designer Vellum Gold

Accessories Shares (1/4 shares of each pack) $14 each share:

  • Essentials Wooden Elements
  • Mini Metallic Clothes Pins
  • Basic Metal Buttons
  • Designer Note Cards

Ribbon Shares (1/4 of each spool) $17 each share:

  • Gold Sequin Trim
  • Bakers Twin Gold
  • Bakers Twin Silver
  • Natural Chevron Ribbon 5/8”
  • Pacific Point Grosgrain 1 ¼”
  • Summer Starfruit Grosgrain 1 ¼”

Like to join in?

  • All Share payments must be received by February 21st.
  • Payments can be made by Direct Deposit or Cash.
  • Postage & Handling 5% from Stampin’ Up! is included in the share price.
  • Postage on to you is a further $8 for 2 shares or $13.50 for all 3 Share Packs.

Email me for payment details or if you have any questions. 

I’m in love with a White Box & ‘So very grateful’ stamp set

I’m over the top excited about an online order I made a week or so ago… and it arrived today!!!!! But before I tell you about that I must update you on Archer.

Last week I told you about how my little Archer started Kindy and I had a few ugly tears. I recovered but my little man sure was sleepy when he wasn’t at Kindy. There was a LOT of this……..

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I have bad news to report, things took a turn for the worst this morning with my poor little fella screaming the Kindy down with a lot of “I want to go home with you MUMMY!!!” and “Don’t leave me!!!!” this continued for about 30mins before the Kindy teacher finally had to pry him off of me while hurrying me out the door. Kindy rang me a while later to tell me he was now incredibly happy and having a great time .*sigh*. Wonderful right?? But then why did I feel like a train wreck all day? I’m now bracing for tomorrow. Wish me luck.

On a great note however…. The white box arrived!!! What’s the white box?? So a bit of back story. As you can imagine I take a lot of photos of cards I make and I make a lot of the cards at night (as that’s when the boys have gone to bed) but I can’t take the photos until the morning and sometimes the light isn’t wonderful even then. So I bought………

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Doesn’t look much at the moment but it will once I finally put it all together it looked like this….

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But the really wonderful thing is that it lets me take photos like this….

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What do you think?? Cool hey?

I’ve used a couple of new stamp sets for this card. The ‘So very grateful’ set from the Occasions Catalogue for the flowers which I had such a blast water colouring and the sentiment is from the Sale-A-Bration set called ‘You’re So Lovely’.

What’s Sale-A-Bration? It’s a gift with purchase sale that Stampin’ Up! has once a year that runs until March 31st. Every $90 of product you buy earns you a gift from the Sale-A-Bration  range of FREE products. I love FREE stuff.

It’s a great time to host a Stampin’ Up! party during Sale-A-Bration as everyone want’s to get their hands on FREE products email me if you’d like to get a group of friends together and make some fun Stampin’ Up! cards.

x Carolyn

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